An illustration from the second book, in progress. It's of the altar in the congregation hall at Migadawun Monastery, in upper Myanmar (my room was in the same building). The two vases are 85mm artillery shells, a common sight in military Burma. The Buddha image itself is of lacquerware.

With regard to the first book, it is almost ready. The ebook version is soon to be on sale, although there has been an issue with the wrong ISBN number being printed on the copyright page of the paperback, so once again I am required to go back and fix it after the current review process is finished. (They won't let you change anything while the book is officially under review.) I am learning through a great deal of trial and error on this first book, and the second (in progress as I say) should go more smoothly. Be happy.